School for sidekicks
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Published:
New York : Square Fish, 2016.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Square Fish edition.
Physical Desc:
328 pages ; 20 cm
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
850L
Rating:
5.7.
Status:
Eagle View Elementary - Kids Fiction
F McC
Murrell @ Glenn - Teen Fiction
F McC
Description

"Evan Quick, Hero's Log, May the 25th... and darn it - I just can't do this. I'm never going to be a Mask. Get over it Evan."

Evan Quick has spent his whole life dreaming of becoming a hero. Every morning he wakes up and runs through a checklist of test to see if he's developed powers over night, and every day it is the same thing - nothing. No flying, no super strength, no heat rays or cold beams. No invulnerability - that always hurt to check - no telepathy, no magic. Not even the ability to light a light bulb without flipping a switch. And now, he's finally ready to give up.

But then, the class field trip to the Mask Museum is interrupted by a super villain attack, and Evan somehow manages to survive a death ray. Even better, Evan's favorite Mask, Captain Commanding, shows up to save them all -- and when things go very wrong, it's Evan who finds the strength to come to Captain Commanding's rescue.

Yet the hero's reception Evan is expecting never happens. Before he even gets the chance to say hello, Evan is bundled away to The Academy, an institution derisively called The School for Sidekicks by its students. Forced to take classes like Banter Basics and Combat with Dinnerware, while being assigned as an 'apprentice' to Foxman - a Mask widely considered a has-been -- Evan starts to worry that he'll never be able to save the day. . . .

School for Sidekicks is a fun, action-packed middle grade novel by Kelly McCullough, the author of the WebMage and Fallen Blade adult fantasy series.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"An excellent choice for any reader awaiting the next Marvel film." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"Disquieting revelations await a fledgling teenager at superhero school. . . . Readers will savor his triumph as well as the melodramatic plot and the cast's rib-tickling array of 'metahumans'." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"There is so much to recommend about this wonderful adventure tale. . . . Evan and his friends at Hero High are pretty normal adolescents caught in extraordinary circumstances, much as a famous young wizard once was in the 'Harry Potter' series." -- Children's Literature

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250079879 (Mackin), 125007987X (Mackin)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
850

Notes

General Note
"The Academy of Metahuman Operatives"--Cover.
Citation/References
Horn Book Guide,,4/2016
Citation/References
Kirkus Review,,4/15/2015
Citation/References
Publishers Weekly Starred,,5/18/2015
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School Library Connection,,11/2015
Citation/References
School Library Journal,,3/2015
Description
Evan Quick is a superhero geek in a world where superheroes are real. He longs to wake up one day with superpowers, but everyday the same thing happens--nothing. Then one day on a class field trip, Evan manages to survive a supervillain death ray, and is taken to the Academy for Metahuman Operatives to become a real hero--or so he thought. It turns out the Academy is more for Sidekicks than the real heroes, but it is not without its dangerous secrets.
Target Audience
5.7.
Target Audience
4-6.
Target Audience
850,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,MG,5.7,13.0,175346.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McCullough, K. (2016). School for sidekicks. First Square Fish edition. New York: Square Fish.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCullough, Kelly. 2016. School for Sidekicks. New York: Square Fish.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCullough, Kelly, School for Sidekicks. New York: Square Fish, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCullough, Kelly. School for Sidekicks. First Square Fish edition. New York: Square Fish, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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